One of the many young Spaniards in Manchester City’s youth setup for over the years, Aleix García got a number of appearances in the first-team, but never quite managed to fully break through.

A couple of loans were set up for him, first at Girona in Spain and then to Royal Excel Mouscron in Belgium this year, where he has made 25 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and assisting another three.

A good campaign all in all, and one that has allowed him to showcase his ability consistently, which is important as he’ll be a free agent this summer.

The midfielder’s contract at the Etihad is due to expire on June 30th, meaning he’s now free to choose his next team.

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Pucela Fichajes in Spain, a site focusing on Real Valladolid, reported on Wednesday that at least four teams are following García’s situation.

They name Osasuna, Granada, Real Valladolid and AEK Athens in Greece, but add ‘it’s very probable he’s on the agenda of more clubs’.

It’s revealed the player’s ‘preference’ would be a return to Spain, but ‘a good offer from a foreign club could make him change his mind’.

As things stand, García ‘doesn’t want to close anything with any team’ as he waits on what Manchester City decide to do, although ‘everything points to him being free’.